Rothesay police probe red diesel theft

Police in Rothesay are probing the theft of a quantity of red diesel from farm buildings near the town's Barone Road.
Police in Rothesay are probing the theft of a quantity of red diesel from farm buildings near the town's Barone Road.

Police in Rothesay are appealing for witnesses in relation to the theft of a quantity of red diesel from a storage tank at farm buildings off Barone Road in the town.

The theft occurred between 5.10pm on Monday, September 29 and 5pm on Wednesday, October 1.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious, or has any suspicions in relation to vehicles on Bute being run illegally on red diesel, can call Police Scotland on 101 and ask for Rothesay police office.

Police are also advising all owners of diesel and heating oil tanks to take particular note of the quantity currently stored and make regular checks to ensure that that the quantity is not being siphoned or being stolen.

Tank owners are advised to ensure that durable padlocks and security devices are fitted to all of their tanks to deter thieves and make such thefts as difficult as possible.

Sergeant Dave Wilkinson from Rothesay police office added: “If anybody has any suspicions in relation to unusual or unknown vehicles, touring the area, or suspicious persons, again please contact Rothesay police office as soon as possible.”

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